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The rhyme based on Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents is: "Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one," as cited by History.com. More »

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Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder of her father and step mother in 1893, although there has since been speculation that she did indeed commit the crime. Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death with an axe som... More »

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The poem "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" is true in so far as both Lizzie Borden's stepmother and father were killed with an axe. The rest of the poem contradicts both the facts of the case and the rulings given at the trial... More »

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Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder of her father and step mother in 1893, although there has since been speculation that she did indeed commit the crime. Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death with an axe som... More »

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The poem "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe" is true in so far as both Lizzie Borden's stepmother and father were killed with an axe. The rest of the poem contradicts both the facts of the case and the rulings given at the trial... More »

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The term "nursery rhyme" refers to a traditional song or poem for children, such as "Ring around the Rosie" or 'Remember Remember'. "Nursery rhyme" is a British phrase, but its equivalents, such as "Mother Goose Rhymes,"... More »

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One explanation for the origin of the "Liar, liar pants on fire" rhyme involves the curiosity of a young country boy who stole a cigar from his daddy's smoke box and hid in the tool shed to secretly mimic his father. Aft... More »

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